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CBS and NBC Share Pre-Holiday Friday Night Dominance

FRIDAY FAST AFFILIATE RESULTS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Friday, December 23 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 5.28 million, ABC: 4.35, NBC: 4.22, Fox: 1.46, CW: 611,000

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 0.8 rating/3 share, ABC and CBS: 0.7/ 3, Fox: 0.3/ 1, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Last Man Standing (R)
Viewers: 5.02 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

CBS – A Home For the Holidays
Viewers: 4.51 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

NBC – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (R)
Viewers: 4.83 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#1)

Fox – Taraji’s White Hot Christmas (R)
Viewers: 1.90 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas
Viewers: 3,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Dr. Ken (R)
Viewers: 3.77 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – A Home For the Holidays
Viewers: 4.30 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#1t)

NBC – How Murray Saves Christmas (R)
Viewers: 5.85 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#1t)

Fox – Taraji’s White Hot Christmas (R)
Viewers: 1.87 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas
Viewers: 660,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Shark Tank (R)
Viewers: 3.75 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Hawaii Five-O (R)
Viewers: 4.96 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Movie: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors (R)
Viewers: 4.20 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

Fox – Sleepy Hollow (R)
Viewers: 1.05 million (#4), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#4t)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas (season or series finale)
Viewers: 597,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#4t)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Shark Tank (R)
Viewers: 3.75 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

CBS – Hawaii Five-O (R)
Viewers: 4.96 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

NBC – Movie: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors (R)
Viewers: 4.20 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

Fox – Sleepy Hollow (R)
Viewers: 1.05 million (#4), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#4t)

CW – Terry Crews Saves Christmas (season or series finale)
Viewers: 597,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (R)
Viewers: 4.75 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#1)

CBS – Blue Bloods (R)
Viewers: 6.11 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Movie: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors (R)
Viewers: 4.23 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (R)
Viewers: 4.88 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – Blue Bloods (R)
Viewers: 6.42 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

NBC – Movie: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors (R)
Viewers: 4.31 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. FROM NBC

    “NBC WINS FRIDAY IN 18-49, LED BY THE #1 SHOW OF THE NIGHT, “HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS”

    Friday Primetime Ratings:

    NBC wins Friday among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and is #1 or tieed for #1 among those nets in every key demographic.

    An encore telecast of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1.1/5 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET):
    · Is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 network in adults 18-49.
    · Scores NBC’s #2 Nielsens in the slot this season in 18-49 and total viewers, behind only the Nov. 25 showing of the “Grinch” special.
    · Wins the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics.
    · Retains 92% of the special’s first showing this season in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.2 on Friday, Nov. 25) and 96% in total viewers (4.830 million vs. 5.047 million).
    · Jumps +57% versus NBC’s time-period average last season in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.7, non-sports L+SD) and +47% or 1.5 million persons in total viewers (4.830 million vs. 3.294 million).

    A rebroadcast of “How Murray Saved Christmas” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET):
    · Wins the slot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and every other key demo (including a tie in men 18-34).
    · Equals NBC’s 18-49 high in the slot in six months (since June 17, 0.9 with an “America’s Got Talent” encore), excluding Olympics-related telecasts.
    · Grows +14% versus the show’s earlier telecast this season in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7 on Nov. 25) and +23% in total viewers (3.585 million vs. 2.920 million).
    · Is up +14% versus NBC’s time-period average last season in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7, non-sports L+SD) and +21% in total viewers (3.585 million vs. 2.961 million).

    An encore telecast of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET):
    · Ties for #1 the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.
    · Ranks #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in men and women 18-49, adults and women 18-34 and adults and men 25-54.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.4/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/5 with an encore.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.4/2 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3 with an encore.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.2/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore; “Late Late Show,” 0.3/2 with an encore.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.